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He’s missed 9,000 shots and still, he’s world class!

(See bonus video for blog visitors below) Hey there. Here’s this week’s shot of inspiration on a Monday: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my…

Insights from Business Owners

Had a great session today with the Inspired Business Club Workshop that runs every month in the Glenview Hotel.  There was a nice ‘active’ mix of business owners based in Wicklow, Dublin and Kildare.   Apart from a healthy exchange of ideas, insights and useful contacts, there was also a useful discussion around ‘Critical Thinking…

Take me to the island

I spent an interesting day & overnighter as part of a workshop in the spectacular Inish Turk Beg island Last week. This pic is one of the amazing views of the island. Great place to get away from it all but also to get inspired. 5 star accommodation & a 25 m indoor heated pool…

Results: What Is Your Top Distraction In Work?

Hi there, I recently composed a poll to see what are some of the biggest distractions in work. This poll got such a huge response that I would like to show you the results: Email 41% Other Colleagues 34% Social Networking Sites 10% Phone 7% Other 7% (This included ‘My Mind’ and ‘Reading BlogPosts!!) So…

Super Productivity – The Trick Of Train & Plane Time.

I don’t know about you but I get through an amazing amount of work when I travel on a plane or a train.  I also get some of my most creative ideas, so much so that a couple of times I’ll admit to getting on a train to Cork even when I didn’t have to!…

Average US Worker Has 50 Interruptions A Day… And The Rest!

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work.” – W. Edwards Deming  (Pioneer in continuous improvement movement) When Mr. Deming made this comment I’d say he wouldn’t have imagined what email and the internet would do to the…

6 Views On Teams

We have versions of teams around us, even if we work alone. The obvious one is a business or sporting team but we also have families, clubs, societies, networks etc. Here’s some food for thought on teams: “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward…